Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday 11/17 A.M. Quickie:
Romo, Titans, Ties, BCS, Dirk, Obama, More

Yeah, yeah: The Cowboys snagged a win in D.C. behind Tony Four-Fingers. And the Titans are still undefeated. But can we all agree that the most surreal storyline of the NFL weekend was...

Donovan McNabb didn't understand/know/realize that NFL games can end in ties? Now, he may have a point, buried under the ignorance: The idea that NFL games end in ties is ludicrous.

Yeah, those fans who paid through the nose to see a result would really be offended if they had to stick around for a bonus extra quarter or two until there is a win/loss result.

Meanwhile, among other things you'll find in today's SN column:

NFL: The Giants are No. 1, Albert Haynesworth edges Kurt Warner as my up-til-today MVP, Steve Slaton may be the best of an insanely good crop of rookie RBs, Williams and Stewart are the new White and Johnson and it's hard not to enjoy what the Dolphins are doing right now.

CFB: OK, OK...I changed my BlogPoll ballot to this: TX Tech, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Okla. Again, I'm happy to hide my obvious impulse to rank Florida as high as No. 2, because they have their fate in their own hands. Teams like Texas and Oklahoma need the propping up.

NBA: Dirk went crazy last night in NYC, though for performance of the night, I think Amare may give him a run for his money.

CBB: So Duke escaped with a win over Rhode Island, but remember the name Jimmy Baron. He could be the best pure 3-point shooter in college hoops.

As usual on Mondays, there's a ton more in the column. Check it out here. More later.

-- D.S.


Steve said...

I completely disagree with you about ties, I love ties. A tie is a result. They should do away with overtime.

Michael W said...

I do agree with your revised ballot poll that Texas is better than Florida right now, but you're paying too much attention to record if you think Alabama should have a higher ranking than Florida. On a neutral field, I would take Texas or Florida to both put the hurt on Alabama. It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated team from a major conference should only be fourth, but I just can't see Alabama beating those three teams right now.

C'mon Dan, I know you'd take Texas or Florida over Alabama on a neutral field, too.